The Memory Keeper s Daughter

When a doctor delivers his wife's twins - a healthy boy and a girl with Down's syndrome - he secretly entrusts the girl to a nurse while telling the world she died.

Author: Kim Edwards

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ISBN: 9780241973561

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It should have been an ordinary birth, the start of a happy family. But the night Dr David Henry delivers his wife's twins is a night that will haunt five lives for ever. For though David's son is healthy, his daughter has Down's syndrome. In a shocking act of betrayal, he tells his wife their daughter died while secretly entrusting her care to a nurse. As grief quietly tears apart David's family, so a little girl must make her own way in the world as best she can . . . Penguin by Hand is a collection comprising six of Penguin's most popular women's fiction titles of recent years, all with new and beautiful craft-inspired jackets.

The Memory Keeper s Daughter

As grief quietly tears apart David's family, so a little girl must make her own way in the world as best she can. This also includes the first chapter of Kim Edwards' new novel The Lake of Dreams (Viking 2011).

Author: Kim Edwards

Publisher: ePenguin

ISBN: 9780141030142

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Families have secrets they hide even from themselves... It should have been an ordinary birth, the start of an ordinary happy family. But the night Dr David Henry delivers his wife's twins is a night that will haunt five lives for ever. For though David's son is a healthy boy, his daughter has Down's syndrome. And, in a shocking act of betrayal whose consequences only time will reveal, he tells his wife their daughter died while secretly entrusting her care to a nurse. As grief quietly tears apart David's family, so a little girl must make her own way in the world as best she can. This also includes the first chapter of Kim Edwards' new novel The Lake of Dreams (Viking 2011).

The Memory Keeper s Daughter

In a tale spanning twenty-five years, a doctor delivers his newborn twin daughter during a snowstorm and, rashly deciding to protect his wife from the baby's affliction with Down Syndrome, turns her over to a nurse, who secretly raises the ...

Author: Kim Edwards

Publisher: Viking Press

ISBN: 9780670034161

Category: Fiction

Page: 401

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In a tale spanning twenty-five years, a doctor delivers his newborn twin daughter during a snowstorm and, rashly deciding to protect his wife from the baby's affliction with Down Syndrome, turns her over to a nurse, who secretly raises the child. A first novel. 40,000 first printing.

The Memory Keeper s Daughter

So begins this beautifully told story that unfolds over a quarter of a century—in which these two families, ignorant of each other, are yet bound by the fateful decision made that winter night long ago.

Author: Kim Edwards

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101010945

Category: Fiction

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A #1 New York Times bestseller by Kim Edwards, The Memory Keeper’s Daughter is a brilliantly crafted novel of parallel lives, familial secrets, and the redemptive power of love Kim Edwards’s stunning novel begins on a winter night in 1964 in Lexington, Kentucky, when a blizzard forces Dr. David Henry to deliver his own twins. His son, born first, is perfectly healthy, but the doctor immediately recognizes that his daughter has Down syndrome. Rationalizing it as a need to protect Norah, his wife, he makes a split second decision that will alter all of their lives forever. He asks his nurse, Caroline, to take the baby away to an institution and never to reveal the secret. Instead, she disappears into another city to raise the child herself. So begins this beautifully told story that unfolds over a quarter of a century—in which these two families, ignorant of each other, are yet bound by the fateful decision made that winter night long ago. A family drama, The Memory Keeper’s Daughter explores every mother's silent fear: What would happen if you lost your child and she grew up without you? It is also an astonishing tale of love and how the mysterious ties that hold a family together help us survive the heartache that occurs when long-buried secrets are finally uncovered. From the Trade Paperback edition.



CliffsNotes on Edwards The Memory Keeper s Daughter

CliffsNotes on Kim Edwards' The Memory Keeper's Daughter includes summaries and analyses of this #1 New York Times bestseller and book club favorite about parallel lives, secrets, and love.

Author: Curry Kennedy

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0358055911

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CliffsNotes on Kim Edwards' The Memory Keeper's Daughter includes summaries and analyses of this #1 New York Times bestseller and book club favorite about parallel lives, secrets, and love.

Bookclub in a Box Discusses Kim Edwards Novel the Memory Keeper s Daughter

Bookclub-in-a-Box deals with the moral issues and dilemmas brought forward through the thematic symbolism of the novel. In addition, Bookclub-in-a-Box highlights a compellingly true story that parallels the fictional tale of the novel.

Author: Marilyn Herbert

Publisher: Bookclub-In-A-Box

ISBN: 9781897082508

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This is a terrific resource for students and educators of literary fiction. The newer novels of our time have few supportive interpretations as of yet; the classics have too many. BOOKCLUB-IN-A-BOX is the spot to come for a literary perspective and understanding that is just right. If you have suffered from a lack of discussion topics in the past, use this guide! Sections include: Literary Interpretation; Writing Style and Structure; Themes and Focus Points; Characaterisation; Historical Information; Novel Summary; Author Information; Images, Symbols and Metaphors; Important Quotes. This set includes: The complete BOOKCLUB-IN-A-BOX Guidebook; A Read-Alongside-Guide (RAG) -- a quick reference of fast facts and things to consider while reading the novel which can be copied and distributed to members; A BOOKCLUB-IN-A-BOX sticky notepad to highlight important passages and to record your important thoughts; Bookmarks to keep your place in all those great novels you're going to read.

A Study Guide for Kim Edwards s The Memory Keeper s Daughter

This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more.

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ISBN: 9781375392471

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A Study Guide for Kim Edwards's "The Memory Keeper's Daughter," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Literary Newsmakers for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Literary Newsmakers for Students for all of your research needs.


Study Guide

This 114-page guide for "The Memory Keeper's Daughter" by Kim Edwards includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 24 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis.

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ISBN: 9781690876885

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SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 114-page guide for "The Memory Keeper's Daughter" by Kim Edwards includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 24 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like The Dichotomy of Light and The Importance of Sight.


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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "The Memory Keeper's Daughter.

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ISBN: 9785458799102

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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "The Memory Keeper's Daughter." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.


The Secrets of a Fire King

The first story collection from the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Memory Keeper's Daughter With The Memory Keeper's Daughter, Kim Edwards touched hearts across the nation.

Author: Kim Edwards

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101201770

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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The first story collection from the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Memory Keeper's Daughter With The Memory Keeper's Daughter, Kim Edwards touched hearts across the nation. In this, her first collection of stories-now with three new stories added-she explores the lives of those who exist on the fringes of society: a fire-eater, an American and his Korean war bride, Madame Curie's maid, and others. Though their tales vary dramatically, each comes up against the barriers of place and circumstance in the most universal of experiences: the quest to discover and understand the elusive mysteries of love. Transporting readers to exotic locations, this beautiful collection reinforces Edwards's presence as an extraordinarily gifted writer.

The Lake of Dreams

With her signature gifts of lyricism, suspense, and masterly storytelling, Kim Edwards's new novel will delight those who lovedThe Memory Keeper's Daughterand mesmerize millions of new fans.

Author: Kim Edwards

Publisher: Viking

ISBN: 9780670920297

Category: Adult children

Page: 384

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At a crossroads in her life, Lucy Jarrett returns home to upstate New York from Japan, only to find herself haunted by her father's unresolved death a decade ago. Old longings stirred up by Keegan Fall, a local glass artist who was once her passionate first love, lead her into the unexpected. Late one night, as she paces the hallways of her family's rambling lakeside house, she discovers, locked in a window seat, a collection of objects that first appear to be idle curiosities, but soon reveal a hidden family history. As Lucy explores these traces of her lineage-from an heirloom blanket and dusty political tracts to a web of allusions depicted in stained-glass windows, both in her hometown and beyond-a new family narrative emerges. It will link her to a unique slice of the suffragette movement, and yield dramatic insights that will free her to live her life to its fullest and deepest. With revelations as captivating as the deception at the heart of her best-selling phenomenon, The Memory Keepers Daughter, Kim Edwards now gives us a powerful family story and a story of love lost and found. The Lake of Dreams is an arresting novel in which every vibrant detail is as carefully placed as a puzzle. With her signature gifts of lyricism, suspense, and masterly storytelling, Kim Edwards's new novel will delight those who loved The Memory Keeper's Daughter and mesmerize millions of new fans.

The Lake of Dreams

From Kim Edwards, the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Memory Keeper's Daughter, an arresting novel of one family's secret history Imbued with all the lyricism, compassion, and suspense of her bestselling novel, The Memory ...

Author: Kim Edwards

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101475348

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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From Kim Edwards, the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Memory Keeper's Daughter, an arresting novel of one family's secret history Imbued with all the lyricism, compassion, and suspense of her bestselling novel, The Memory Keeper's Daughter, Kim Edwards’s The Lake of Dreams is a powerful family drama and an unforgettable story of love lost and found. Lucy Jarrett is at a crossroads in her life, still haunted by her father's unresolved death a decade earlier. She returns to her hometown in Upstate New York, The Lake of Dreams, and, late one night, she cracks the lock of a window seat and discovers a collection of objects. They appear to be idle curiosities, but soon Lucy realizes that she has stumbled across a dark secret from her family's past, one that will radically change her—and the future of her family—forever. The Lake of Dreams will delight those who loved The Memory Keeper’s Daughter, as well as fans of Anna Quindlen and Sue Miller.

The Lighthouse Keeper s Daughter

From The New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Came Home comes a historical novel inspired by true events, and the extraordinary female lighthouse keepers of the past two hundred years. “They call me a heroine, but I am not ...

Author: Hazel Gaynor

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 006269863X

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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From The New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Came Home comes a historical novel inspired by true events, and the extraordinary female lighthouse keepers of the past two hundred years. “They call me a heroine, but I am not deserving of such accolades. I am just an ordinary young woman who did her duty.” 1838: Northumberland, England. Longstone Lighthouse on the Farne Islands has been Grace Darling’s home for all of her twenty-two years. When she and her father rescue shipwreck survivors in a furious storm, Grace becomes celebrated throughout England, the subject of poems, ballads, and plays. But far more precious than her unsought fame is the friendship that develops between Grace and a visiting artist. Just as George Emmerson captures Grace with his brushes, she in turn captures his heart. 1938: Newport, Rhode Island. Nineteen-years-old and pregnant, Matilda Emmerson has been sent away from Ireland in disgrace. She is to stay with Harriet, a reclusive relative and assistant lighthouse keeper, until her baby is born. A discarded, half-finished portrait opens a window into Matilda’s family history. As a deadly hurricane approaches, two women, living a century apart, will be linked forever by their instinctive acts of courage and love.

The Memory Keepers

Do you hear me?' Dolly fell silent, and Alba felt her eyes welling up. She stared
into her handmaid's brilliant blue gaze, too humbled and grateful to say anything.
'If you were my daughter,' finished Dolly quietly, 'I would never stop telling the ...

Author: Natasha Ngan

Publisher: Hot Key Books

ISBN: 1471401553

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 416

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When you're chasing memories to survive, it's better to leave the past behind ... Seven is a thief with a difference - he steals downloadable memories from banks and memoriums to sell onto London's black market, trading secrets and hidden pasts for a chance at a future of his own. He makes sure he keeps some special stuff back to 'surf' himself though - it's the only real form of entertainment he can afford. But one night, as Seven is breaking into a private memorium in a wealthy part of London, he is caught in the act by one of its residents: Alba, the teenage daughter of London's most famous criminal prosecutor. Instead of giving him away, Alba promises to keep Seven's secret - as long as he allows her to go memory-surfing herself. In doing so, they discover a hidden memory about Seven's past, revealing a shocking secret about his childhood, the government and a mysterious experiment known as The Memory Keepers ... Now Seven and Alba will have to race against time to unlock the maze of The Memory Keepers - but can they keep themselves out of harm's way before the London Guard - and Alba's father - catches up with them?